Rep. John Lewis Diagnosed With Cancer

Rep. John Lewis Diagnosed With Cancer

Civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis has been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/

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"Throughout his career as a champion of civil rights, Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) has been known as a fighter, willing to battle many formidable foes in a firm yet peaceful manner. Unfortunately, he is now in a battle for his life against a vicious killer: Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Brett Rosner from WSB-TV the ABC-affiliate in Atlanta, tweeted out a statement from Lewis’ office that revealed the 79-year-old Congressman’s tough diagnosis:

This is the same stage of pancreatic cancer that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with earlier this year. As I covered for Forbes in March, Stage IV is the highest of the possible staging categories for pancreatic cancer. The higher the stage, the further the spread of the cancer, and the worse the prognosis. Stage IV means that Lewis’ cancer has spread beyond his pancreas to other parts of his body. That means that a cure, which would be removing all of the cancer, is currently no longer possible. Therefore, the goal will now be to extend the Congressman’s life as long as possible while trying to afford him a reasonable quality of life."

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